Barragup apple giveaway for cancer

Dietitian Julie Meek at Spudshed.
Dietitian Julie Meek at Spudshed.

THERE is a red apple giveaway at Spudshed in Barragup today (Wednesday) for Red Apple Day.

The aim of the giveaway is to encourage residents living in the Peel region to take stock of their health and consider steps to reduce the risk of cancer.

The campaign is for Bowel Cancer Awareness Month in June.

Spudshed will give away red apples to customers and there will be stands offering information about bowel cancer. The disease is Australia’s second leading cause of cancer deaths, affecting about 15,000 Australians and leads to around 4000 deaths each year.

Dietitian and nutritionist Julie Meek said the aim of the campaign was to help catch the disease early, so they had the best chance of beating it.

Almost 40 per cent of residents living in the City of Mandurah participated in the Government’s National Bowel Cancer Screening Program from 2011-2012.